Reviews

NZIFF Week Three, feat. The Red Turtle, The 5th Eye and The Salesman
Read Time: 18 mins
Doug Dillaman reports back from week 3 of the NZIFF...
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NZIFF Week Three, feat. The Red Turtle, The 5th Eye and The Salesman
By Doug Dillaman
Review: High-Rise
Read Time: 5 mins
Combine a big budget and a big-name cast with director...
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Review: High-Rise
By Eleanor Woodhouse
Review: A War
Read Time: 6 mins
Decisions made in heat of the moment can have unintended...
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Review: A War
By Jacob Powell
Review: Young and Hungry Festival of New Theatre 2016
Read Time: 10 mins
For the last 22 years, the Young & Hungry Festival...
Theatre
Review: Young and Hungry Festival of New Theatre 2016
By Adam Goodall
Review: A Dragon Arrives!
Read Time: 5 mins
If 1960s Hollywood fever-dreamed in Farsi, it might...
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Review: A Dragon Arrives!
By Jacob Powell
First, Take Your Hydrogen: Sam Hamilton's 'Apple Pie'
Read Time: 5 mins
Janet McAllister on Sam Hamilton's latest film, which...
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First, Take Your Hydrogen: Sam Hamilton's 'Apple Pie'
By Janet McAllister
NZIFF Week One: Radio Dreams, Neruda, Chevalier, The Eagle Huntress and I, Daniel Blake
Read Time: 9 mins
Jacob Powell reports back from week one of the NZIFF...
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NZIFF Week One: Radio Dreams, Neruda, Chevalier, The Eagle Huntress and I, Daniel Blake
By Jacob Powell
Review: Kate Plays Christine
Read Time: 7 mins
Jacob Powell reviews Robert Greene's dizzingly unconventional...
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Review: Kate Plays Christine
By Jacob Powell
Review: Green Room
Read Time: 6 mins
Bold, bracing and highly accomplished, punk-rock lockdown...
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Review: Green Room
By Doug Dillaman
Review: Poi E: The Story of Our Song
Read Time: 5 mins
A shot of pure nostalgic joy, Tearepa Kahi’s Poi E...
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Review: Poi E: The Story of Our Song
By Jacob Powell
Review: The Magic Flute
Read Time: 8 mins
New Zealand Opera's production of 'The Magic Flute...
Theatre
Review: The Magic Flute
By Alex Taylor
Review: The Vultures
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall reviews the centrepiece of this year'...
Theatre
Review: The Vultures
By Adam Goodall
Review: Dido and Aeneas: Recomposed
Read Time: 6 mins
The first opera performed at The Basement Theatre...
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Review: Dido and Aeneas: Recomposed
By Sam Brooks
Review: a deep and tumbling kind of laughter
Read Time: 3 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker on the fruits of John Ward-...
Art
Review: a deep and tumbling kind of laughter
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Review: Cold Water Cure
Read Time: 4 mins
Sarah Barnett
Literature
Review: Cold Water Cure
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Review: Gillian Welch
Read Time: 4 mins
Music
Review: Gillian Welch
By Matthew Hutching
Review: This Must Be The Place
Read Time: 3 mins
This Must Be The Place has potential, but lacks complexity...
Literature
Review: This Must Be The Place
By Annaleese Jochems
It’s in the Bag: A Review of 'All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever'
Read Time: 12 mins
Francis McWhannell with a two-part review of Playground...
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It’s in the Bag: A Review of 'All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever'
By Francis McWhannell
Review: The Events
Read Time: 11 mins
Rosabel Tan, Joseph Harper, Eddy Dever and Alex Taylor...
Theatre
Review: The Events
By Pantograph Punch
Some Smoke, But Not Much Fire: A Review of 'Inside Outside Upside Down'
Read Time: 11 mins
Despite its superstar line-up, 'Inside Outside Upside...
Art
Some Smoke, But Not Much Fire: A Review of 'Inside Outside Upside Down'
By Francis McWhannell
Review: Wonky Optics
Read Time: 3 mins
Manon Revuelta reviews Geoff Cochrane's latest poetry...
Literature
Review: Wonky Optics
By Manon Revuelta
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
Read Time: 4 mins
Joseph Harper on the empty emotional pornography of...
Theatre
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
By Joseph Harper
Review: The Conch Trumpet
Read Time: 7 mins
Adam Stewart reviews David Eggleton's melodious but...
Literature
Review: The Conch Trumpet
By Adam Stewart
Review: Enlightenment
Read Time: 8 mins
Right play, wrong time, wrong place? Sam Brooks on...
Theatre
Review: Enlightenment
By Sam Brooks
Review: Heaven Adores You
Read Time: 4 mins
Hugh Lilly on the late singer-songwriter's doco treatment...
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Review: Heaven Adores You
By Hugh Lilly
Review: For Grace
Read Time: 5 mins
Hugh Lilly on Kevin Pang's undercooked restaurant...
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Review: For Grace
By Hugh Lilly
Writers Festival Roundup - The Read, The Writ and The Worthy
Read Time: 11 mins
Philip McSweeney, Annaleese Jochems and Kirsti Whalen...
Literature
Writers Festival Roundup - The Read, The Writ and The Worthy
By Pantograph Punch
The Past Matters: Reflections on Tangata Whenua
Read Time: 14 mins
Hautahi Kingi reflects on last year's mammoth illustrated...
Literature
The Past Matters: Reflections on Tangata Whenua
By Hautahi Kingi
Review: Between Zero and One
Read Time: 4 mins
Alistair Deverick reviews Between Zero and One
Theatre
Review: Between Zero and One
By Alistair Deverick
Review: Two Mortals
Read Time: 7 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Two Mortals
Theatre
Review: Two Mortals
By Adam Goodall
Review: This is Our Youth
Read Time: 8 mins
Sam Brooks reviews This Is Our Youth at The Basement...
Theatre
Review: This is Our Youth
By Sam Brooks
Review: This is My Real Job
Read Time: 4 mins
Rosabel Tan and Joseph Harper on Lara Fischel-Chisholm...
Theatre
Review: This is My Real Job
By Pantograph Punch
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